A retailer’s mistake leads to a man winning $25,000 a year for life

Michigan Lottery

Michael Subestal’s winning lottery ticket.


Michael Subestal, who lives in Illinois, said he drives across Indiana to Michigan every few weeks to eat at his favorite restaurant. It also makes sure to purchase a Lucky for Life ticket for 10 or 20 withdrawals, depending on Michigan Lottery.

On Sept. 17, a GoLo gas station retailer made an error, mistakenly printing a 10-line ticket for one drawing, Sopejstal told the lottery. Sopejstal told the retailer he still wanted it.

“I checked my ticket one morning and saw that I had won $25,000 a year for life,” he told lottery officials. “I immediately started thinking about all the things I could do with the money and whether I wanted a lump sum or an annuity option. It was an amazing feeling!”

The 60-year-old recently visited lottery headquarters to collect his prize, according to the lottery. The lottery said it chose a one-time lump sum payment of $390,000, rather than $25,000 annually for 20 years or life, whichever is greater.

Sopejstal told the lottery he plans to use his prize money to travel and save the rest.

Lucky for life It is played in about twenty states as well as in Washington, D.C., and prizes range from $3 to a grand prize of $1,000 daily for life.

The overall odds of winning for each game are posted on Games site. Odds of Sopejstal winning five white balls September 17 They were 1 in over 1.8 million.

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